Who out there is like me and tends to procrastinate/put things off? As you know, I am a big list maker. But I am also a big-time procrastinator. So I'll write something down, it won't get done, then it gets moved it to the next list, and to the next list, and so on. Not sure if anyone ever saw my 101 in 1001 days list, it was super inspiring at the time I made it in 2008, but 1001 days is just too long and quite frankly, a little depressing that I made it 3 years ago and completed only 20 tasks of 100! heh. I forgot all about the list back in 2009.. The end date was this last July. Plus looking back at the list now, there are some things I really wouldn't do today, so my 'goals' have changed.
Over the weekend, I was writing down some things I wanted to get done and thought I should put a time goal on each task. Then I remembered that 2011 is nearly over! Then I thought how it'd be cool to start this 12 before 2012 project, and see if anyone else is interested in participating! I am a procrastinator, but I am also someone who works well under pressure and puts things off last minute. In college, I'd start a project the morning it was due and just worked better that way, it was kind of fun! So with only 79 days left in the year, I'd say that's a good amount of time to get something significant done. It's not 1001 days, but it's not 15 either. Plus there's the incentive of being able to get some things done before the new year! ;)
If anyone is interested in participating, all you need to do is simply post a list of 12 (or 5, 10, doesn't have to be 12) things you want to get done by December 31st. The things can be big or small (but I say set your goals high and go big! The year is almost up!) Post it on your blog, then come back here and leave a comment with the link. Then I'll update this post with links from anyone who is participating.
This project would also be extra awesome if we could get some encouragement and community going, so if you're up for it, find a few lists of people you can follow over the next 2 months and encourage/keep someone accountable with their goals, and vice versa. Just a little comment like, "how are you doing with your goals?" or a link that can put them in the right direction for one of their goals - anything to encourage someone to keep going and get some things done by the new year would be great! :) What do you think? Anyone interested? I'll be blogging the progress of my personal goals throughout the next couple months and keep you updated!
bold = finished!
italic = in progress
1) Living Room Project (new paint / new floors / new furniture)
Started cleaning out the downstairs. Painter scheduled to come.
2) Get my inbox to below 50 emails, or being ambitious: to 0! (it's at 300+ now)
3) Create a nice office space to work out of, ship orders from.
Started 10/24. Cleaned out office, organized. Moved in furniture.
4) Book Proposal
5) Launch the wanderlust
Started taking photos 10/18. Photos edited and finished 10/19.
6) Take an anniversary trip
7) Bake chocolate chip-less cookies
8) Clean out our garage
Started 10/15, cleaned all day. Continued to 10/16! Donated, organized,
9) Bring back the lovely package exchange (possibly exchange for the holidays?)
10) Create some new products for holiday shows
Ideas going, new product + supplies ordered!
11) Use our Disneyland pass at least 3 times
12) Get Good Cheer Deals daily deal site going
I may not get all of these done. But it's good to have some set goals that are now out in the open! I'm determined to get some good stuff before 2012 arrives!
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